Behavior

Advances in Equine Welfare at Every Level: Owning, Training and Riding

Explores welfare issues caused by less-than-ideal housing and advances in thinking on the importance of a basic understanding of the equine ethogram and of learning theory in training and the relative stress of using positive or negative reinforcement.

Author: 
Pini, Taylor
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3295
Essay Description: 
Explores welfare issues caused by less-than-ideal housing and advances in thinking on the importance of a basic understanding of the equine ethogram and of learning theory in training and the relative stress of using positive or negative reinforcement.
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The effect of environmental enrichment on behavioural expression of intensively housed pigs

Discusses the welfare implications for piglets of providing them with environmental enrichment to help promote the expression of a range of normal forage-related behaviours.

Author: 
Brown, Victoria
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3297
Essay Description: 
Discusses the welfare implications for piglets of providing them with environmental enrichment to help promote the expression of a range of normal forage-related behaviours.
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Furnished cages, are they really an improvement to layers' welfare?

This essay compares furnished cages with conventional cages and other non-cage options in respect to their welfare benefits for laying hens and investigates how furnished cage can be modified to encourage natural behaviours.

Author: 
Wheeldon, Sarah
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3294
Essay Description: 
This essay compares furnished cages with conventional cages and other non-cage options in respect to their welfare benefits for laying hens and investigates how furnished cage can be modified to encourage natural behaviours.
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Implications of restrictive stabling for the welfare of the performance horse

Explores the association between stabling management and the development and expression of behavioural stereotypies in the horse.

Author: 
Beaumont, Rebecca
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3291
Essay Description: 
Explores the association between stabling management and the development and expression of behavioural stereotypies in the horse.
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Prevalence, Diagnosis and Treatment of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Explores improvements in understanding the prevalence, diagnosis and treatment of canine cognitive dysfunction to improve the well-being of senior dogs

Author: 
Tung, Tiffany
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3270
Essay Description: 
Explores improvements in understanding the prevalence, diagnosis and treatment of canine cognitive dysfunction to improve the well-being of senior dogs
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Human-Dog Interactions: Examining its Effects on Dog Behaviour, Learning Ability and Welfare

Discusses the way in which improving human-dog interactions can enhance dog behaviour, learning ability and consequent welfare.

Author: 
Vera, Cynthia Cricri
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3275
Essay Description: 
Discusses the way in which improving human-dog interactions can enhance dog behaviour, learning ability and consequent welfare.
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Discusses newly developed, non-surgical methods as alternatives to beak trimming to prevent injurious feather pecking

Examines alternative non-surgical methods, such as feather spraying and providing opportunities for natural behaviours, to reduce feather pecking and improve layer welfare

Author: 
Kennedy, Lisa
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3285
Essay Description: 
Examines alternative non-surgical methods, such as feather spraying and providing opportunities for natural behaviours, to reduce feather pecking and improve layer welfare. RSPCA Australia Poultry Welfare Science Prize 2012
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Improving the welfare of cats in animal shelters

Investigates the behaviour of cats in shelters as a key to improving their welfare

Author: 
Khoo, Deborah
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3276
Essay Description: 
Investigates the behaviour of cats in shelters as a key to improving their welfare
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The behaviour, effects and treatment associated with separation-related disorders in dogs

Discusses typical behaviours, such as destructiveness, excessive vocalisation and inappropriate elimination, exhibited by dogs with separation-related disorders and the effects of behaviour-modification techniques and pharmacotherapy treatments.

Author: 
Murray, Leah
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3282
Essay Description: 
Discusses typical behaviours, such as destructiveness, excessive vocalisation and inappropriate elimination, exhibited by dogs with separation-related disorders and the effects of behaviour-modification techniques and pharmacotherapy treatments.
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The prevention and treatment of anxiety-related behaviours in dogs: an exploration using non-pharmacological methods

Discusses the efficacy of non-pharmacological methods for the treatment of anxiety disorders in dogs.

Author: 
Slater, Leah
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3283
Essay Description: 
Discusses the efficacy of non-pharmacological methods for the treatment of anxiety disorders in dogs.
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